ATTENTION FOR CLOSURES: Due to our big gala fundraiser on Friday, September 27 we have several closures throughout the week in preparation.
MONDAY, SEPT. 23 - Root Hall closes at 3:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 - West Wing closes at 12:00 p.m. Root Hall and the Root Family Museum close at 3:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 - West Wing will be closed all day. The Root Family Museum will close at 1:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 - West Wing and the Root Family Museum will be closed all-day
We look forward to your visit! With two amazing museums at the same location, you could spend the whole day on the campus of the Museum of Arts & Sciences!
FREE First Tuesdays: The first Tuesday of every month, the Museum of Arts & Sciences, including the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, offers free admission (planetarium shows not included) to Volusia County residents with proof of residency, such as a driver's license, library card, or utility bill.
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Monday - Sunday 11am - 3pm
Closed to observe the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences features a Planetarium, Children's Museum, exhibits on Cuban art, Coca-Cola, the Prehistory of Florida, and much more! Admission to the Museum of Arts & Sciences includes one planetarium show.
The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, a part of the Museum of Arts & Sciences, is a separate museum that features oil and watercolor paintings depicting Florida art. Admission to the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art does not include planetarium admission.
A combo admission ticket will allow you to explore all that the MOAS campus has to offer. Visit the Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art on the same day! A combo ticket includes one planetarium show.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences belongs to two reciprocal networks. Members of ASTC who present a current membership card validated with ASTC certification are entitled to free admission to the Museum of Arts & Sciences, which includes one planetarium show.
Members of NARM who present a current membership card validated with NARM certification are entitled to free admission to the Museum of Arts & Sciences, which includes one planetarium show, and free admission to the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
Free admission for reciprocal members is honored on all days except for the following special event days:
On special events days, reciprocal members will receive a discounted flat admission rate of $5.00 per person. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students receive free general admission to the Museum with Student/Faculty/Staff ID. Free admission does not apply to Second Saturday Laser Rock Concerts, special events, or ticketed exhibitions.
What is Museums on Us®?
Designed to provide a benefit to Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® customers and increase access to the arts across the United States, Museums on Us® offers free general admission to more than 150 museums in some 90 cities. The program brings new audiences and increased attention to participating organizations, which range from some of the nation's most celebrated museums to regional gems and include art, science, and history museums, as well as other cultural institutions.
Museums on Us® Program Rules
Each Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® cardholder is allowed one free general admission to participating institutions on any eligible Museums on Us® day.
Museums on Us® FAQ's
Are multiple children and family members granted free admission with the cardholder?
No, only the individual cardholder receives one free admission with their Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and photo ID.
What cards are accepted?
All Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® credit or debit cards are accepted for the Museums on Us® program (includes Bank of America-issued affinity cards).
Can Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® associates (employees) participate in Museums on Us®?
Yes. Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® associates (employees) can participate by presenting valid proof of employment and photo ID.
What other forms of ID are needed?
A photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, will be required along with the necessary bank card or corporate ID.
Does the offer include admission to the planetarium or special events and exhibitions?
No, planetarium admission can be purchased separately from the complimentary admission. This offer does not extend to ticket shows, events, or exhibits that are not already included in museum admission.
What is the policy for expired cards?
Expired cards are not accepted. Cards must be valid and current.
Does the list of participating museums ever change?
Yes. While most museums will remain on the list, there will be additions and changes throughout the program. In addition, individual museum hours may change. It is very important to check the Museums on Us® website at museums.bankofamerica.com and consult individual museum websites when planning a visit.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences is proud to be a Blue Star Museum. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 1010, Blue Star Museums has offered free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, through September 2, 2019, Labor Day.
Blue Star Museums FAQs
Who is eligible for free admission through Blue Star Museums?
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualifed members must show a Geneva Convention common access card, DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
How many military personnel and/or family members are allowed in free per visit?
The military ID holder and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family members with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
How do you define a family member?
A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
What if my spouse is deployed? Can my family and I still participate?
Yes, spouses of deployed military are eligible for Blue Star Museums. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
What if my spouse is not deployed, but cannot come to the museum with the family. Can my family and I still participate?
Yes, your family can still participate, as the active duty member does not have to be present to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
Museums preserve and display their collections so that people can enjoy them. Please follow the rules below so that future generations may enjoy them as well.
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY: The intensity of the light damages the art. Guests are welcome to take photographs for personal use throughout the Museum without the use of a flash unless indicated by signage regarding specific works of art. Please do not use flashes, tripods or video cameras. For commercial photography, please inquire with Museum staff.
DO NOT TOUCH THE COLLECTION: Our hands contain harmful oils that react to the surface of sculpture, furniture, and paintings. Those oils corrode the surfaces of objects and lessen the life expectancy of the art.
DO NOT LEAN ON THE CASES OR GALLERY WALLS: This helps keep works of art hung on the walls or displayed in cases safe.
NO FOOD, DRINK, OR GUM IS ALLOWED IN THE GALLERIES: For maintenance and security reasons, food and beverages are not allowed inside of the galleries. Both museums provide areas for eating and drinking.
NO BACKPACKS, LARGE BAGS, UMBRELLAS, OR SELFIE STICKS IN THE GALLERIES: These objects can often accidentally bump or scratch pieces from the collection. Allowances will be made for medical necessities. We advise leaving backpacks inside of your locked vehicle.
CELL PHONES: As a courtesy to others, we ask that all visitors silence their cell phones.